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CBD Capsules vs CBD Gummies

CBD Capsules vs CBD Gummies

Posted by Jim Higdon on Feb 1st 2021

Updated: July 14, 2021

It wasn’t too long ago that if you didn’t like the taste or texture of CBD oil, your only choice was to take CBD in capsule form. But now, there are CBD gummies! And Cornbread Hemp has introduced some of the best on the market with our Organic Berry CBD Gummies. So now the only question is: How do you decide between CBD capsules vs gummies?

Both products are made with CBD extracted from the flowers of a proprietary hemp plant, which in accordance with the 2018 Farm Bill has no more than 0.3 percent Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive compound that causes the “high” sensation in cannabis.

That 0.3 percent is by no means enough THC to get you stoned, but it’s enough to increase CBD’s effectiveness through the “entourage effect.” So when it comes to taking CBD, what's the difference between CBD capsules and CBD gummies?

CBD Capsules vs CBD Gummies

CBD Capsules

Cornbread Hemp CBD capsules are a convenient way to add full spectrum CBD oil to any wellness routine. Sourced exclusively from Kentucky-grown hemp, our CBD pills contain the widest range of beneficial minor cannabinoids, including our highest levels of CBDa. We never use THC-free, broad spectrum CBD oil, or pure CBD isolate to formulate our CBD capsules. Studies show that CBD products made from broad spectrum CBD oil or CBD isolate have less wellness potential than products made with full spectrum CBD extracts.1 This is because the entourage effect cannot occur without all cannabinoids present.

CBD capsules don't taste like anything and you do not chew them; you swallow them with water as you do with other capsule or pill supplements. CBD capsules are gel-caps that contain a few carefully dosed drops of CBD oil. These are almost exactly like fish oil or liquid soft gels you’d find in the supplement aisle.2

CBD capsules are made with simple ingredients: organic MCT coconut oil, full spectrum hemp extract, and a porcine gelatin capsule. MCT coconut oil is a carrier oil that is quickly and easily absorbed into the body. The fact that our CBD capsule covering is made of gelatin derived from pork products means that our capsules are neither vegan, nor vegetarian.

When you use capsules as your CBD delivery method, it could take up to an hour for you to feel the effects of CBD, which could also last anywhere from 4 to 6 hours.3 Cornbread Hemp’s CBD capsules come in 25 mg doses. Since they are liquid filled soft gels, they cannot be halved or reduced to a smaller dose.

One of the benefits of CBD capsules is that they allow for precise dosing, unlike CBD oils which take an eagle eye on the measuring dropper. This precision can help you maintain a consistent regimen when it comes to taking CBD, which is important for achieving the most effective results.

Happy woman eating CBD gummies

CBD Gummies

Because of the familiarity of the gummy form and the great taste, CBD gummies can be a good choice for many people trying CBD for the first time. CBD gummies are a fun and convenient way to get your daily dose of CBD. CBD gummies are cannabidiol-infused chewy edibles, and edibles have been skyrocketing in popularity since many states have relaxed their views on the legality of cannabis products.

CBD “edibles” covers the entire range of products that are food-like. They taste like food, they contain calories, they can be eaten like snacks, and they contain CBD. CBD edibles aren’t limited to premade goods like gummies—you can cook CBD into just about anything, from chocolate to spaghetti sauce, by carefully preparing at home.4

Gummies that you buy in the store will have specific doses listed on their labels. For example, Cornbread Hemp’s gummies come in 10 mg bite-sized pieces with 30 gummies in every jar.

CBD gummies absorb as fast as your digestive system works, that means CBD absorption rate depends on factors like your weight and your metabolism. It could take as much as an hour for you to start to feel the effects, but because of that, you’ll likely feel the effects for longer than you would the effects of a CBD product taken sublingually or inhaled.

Some gummies contain unhealthy artificial ingredients and preservatives, but not Cornbread Hemp’s. Every ingredient in our gummies is USDA certified organic. The fruit flavoring comes from real fruit—organic blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. The CBD is organic and is full spectrum, whole flower (no stems, seeds, or leaves) hemp-derived CBD.  

Don’t eat meat? Don’t worry. Our vegan gummies are made with apple pectin, not animal-derived gelatin. Pectin is a fiber found in vegetables that is used to thicken jellies.

Full-spectrum gummies are CBD gummies that include THC. Some CBD gummies use CBD isolate, meaning CBD tinctures and oils that include only CBD without the THC. But Cornbread Hemp only uses CBD that is full spectrum, which includes a variety of other cannabinoids, including a legal micro-dose of THC.5

Shiny CBD capsules next to a sink

CBD Capsules vs CBD Gummies

If you swallow your CBD dose, it goes through your digestive system and then through your liver before the CBD can make its way into your bloodstream.6 That’s why all ingested forms of CBD take slower to engage with your body than the forms that are vaped or taken sublingually. Capsules break down faster in the stomach than CBD gummies. Both capsules and gummies may absorb faster when taken in conjunction with food, in particular, fatty foods. CBD loves fat.

CBD Gummy dosing is easier to be flexible with than with CBD capsules. In the case of Cornbread Hemp’s capsules, one CBD capsule is 25 mg, and if you want to increase the dosage, you have to ramp right up to 50 mg. With the gummies, each fruit bite is 10 mg, so even if you double it, you’re only at 20 mg. The gummies can also be halved, so you can increase or decrease your dosage by 5 mg at any time. Note: do not try to cut the gummies in more than halves—there’s no guarantee you’ll get the complete mix of ingredients in anything smaller than half a gummy.

Gummies are more discrete in public than capsules. It really just looks like you’re having a snack. However, the author of “CBD Edibles vs Capsules: Which Is Better?” offers this caveat, “You need to be prepared to say something quietly if a friend asks for one. Or just carry backup non-medicinal candy to share.”

Even though they may look like a snack, make sure you don’t take CBD gummies like candy. If you feel like you are a “can’t only eat just one” or a “once you pop, you can’t stop” kind of person, you may want to stick to capsules. Taking too much CBD in the form of gummies could leave you feeling its effects stronger than you had wished.

Vegetarians and vegans will want to steer clear of capsules as the actual capsule is made of gelatin, which is made from animal parts. Cornbread Hemp’s gummies are completely vegan and organic. The gummies fare well when compared with CBD oil, too -- because of how we make them!

Conclusion

The decision of CBD gummies vs CBD capsules is largely a personal one. Which one fits your lifestyle and needs best? For many, it will be CBD gummies because they are vegan-friendly, all-organic, tasty, and convenient. For others, the capsules work because they are faster-working, precisely dosed, and don’t taste like anything.

The hemp for Cornbread Hemp’s organic CBD oil products is grown on Kentucky family farms without pesticides and is extracted only from the flower. The products have no additives or fillers, and you can verify this by accessing our third-party test results for each batch available online.

Interested in Cornbread Hemp’s gummies or capsules? Use our retail store locator to find “CBD gummies near me.” Cornbread Hemp is sold at a variety of health food stores and other retailers across the United States.

Of course, you can also order both CBD gummies and capsules online and have them safely and legally delivered to your door. Ordering online gives you the time and freedom to look over reviews from various sites and third-party lab test results that are published right on Cornbread Hemp’s website. As with all our products, we offer our gummies and capsules with a no-questions-asked 30-day guarantee.

About the Author

Jim Higdon, Co-founder

a native of Lebanon, Kentucky. He holds degrees from Centre College, Brown University, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Jim published Cornbread Mafia in 2012, full author bio here.

FAQ's

Why would you choose CBD capsules?

You take CBD capsules just like you would any pill. You swallow it down with a beverage. You don't have to concern yourself with measuring and dosing. Taste is not an issue.

Why would you choose CBD gummies?

Many people really enjoy the taste of gummies. You can split gummies so it is easier to manage your dosage. You can take them any time and anywhere.

Which is faster-acting, CBD ingested or taken sublingually?

If you swallow your CBD dose, it goes through your digestive system and then through your liver before the CBD can make its way into your bloodstream. That’s why all ingested forms of CBD take slower to engage with your body than the forms that are vaped or taken sublingually.

References

1) “CBD Capsules.” Cornbread Hemp. Accessed: 28 Jan. 2021. https://www.cornbreadhemp.com/product/cbd-capsules-full-spectrum-hemp/.

2, 3, 4)“CBD Edibles vs. Capsules: Which Is Better?” CBD Oil Review. Accessed: 28 Jan. 2021. https://cbdoilreview.org/cbd-cannabidiol/cbd-edibles-vs-capsules/.

5)Reeves, Amy. “What are CBD gummies and should I take them?” CBDMD. Pub: 30 March 2020. Accessed: 16 Dec. 2020. https://www.cbdmd.com/blog/post/what-are-cbd-gummies.

6) Cowan, Richard. “Topicals vs Pills vs Tincture vs Gummies: Which Products Test Most Consistent to Label Claims?” Real Tested CBD. Pub: 14 Jan. 2021. Accessed: 28 Jan. 2021. https://realtestedcbd.com/topicals-vs-pills-vs-tincture-vs-gummies-which-products-test-most-consistent-to-label-claims/.

 

All rights reserved. The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the FDA- Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners about your wellness goals. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible side effects before using any product. Taking too much CBD may also cause an undesired effect. If you are pregnant or nursing consult your doctor before using any hemp derived CBD product.

Cornbread Hemp works with suppliers who guarantee a less than or equal to 0.3% THC content. With these trace amounts of THC, it is possible that users may fail a drug test no matter what CBD delivery methods were used. It is also possible to fail a drug screening with THC-free products. Cornbread Hemp does not take any responsibility in the instance a customer fails a drug test while using these products.

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